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STOR-X Submersible Data Logger

Specifically designed for long-term coastal and freshwater environmental data logging. Its rugged design, compact size, file management capabilities and low sleep current requirements make it ideal for remote systems.

The STOR-X submersible data logger was specifically designed for long-term coastal and freshwater environmental data logging.  Its rugged design, compact size, file management capabilities and low sleep current requirements (30 µA at 12 VDC) make it the ideal data logger for remote systems.

With its advanced scheduling capability you control the acquisition schedule of each connected instrument maximizing your deployment time by conserving battery life.  Longer deployments mean less service and reduced field trips costs.  STOR-X scheduling and reliability features allow for year long in situ deployments without the fear of losing critical data.

The STOR-X has five (5) switched power serial interface ports and four (4) 16-bit A/D ports that allow for integration of virtually any sensor, regardless of manufacturer.  For easy configuration with our instruments, the STOR-X provides pre-defined configurations. Third party instruments can be integrated by creating an instrument file that defines the expected telemetry format.

The STOR-X is much more than a simple submersible data logger.  It can be reconfigured as a real time stand-alone observatory with the addition of its optional data transfer option.   Various options are available for STOR-X instruments within clusters; some are described on the LOBO page. 

Also available is the STOR-X PLUS which has all of the features of the standard STOR-X but includes a fully integrated pressure transducer (0-300 psi), external temperature sensor (-2.5°C to 40°C), and a 0 - 45° pitch and roll sensor.

Optional Features:

  • Real time data transfer via mobile phone or Iridium modem 
  • Integrated pitch, roll, temperature and pressure sensors available
  • Master-slave and Network configurations available for clustering STOR-X and connected instruments
  • LOBO observing platform option with LOBOviz for LOBO software

Specifications

Input Voltage

6 to 18 VDC

Input Current @ 12 VDC:

Operating 50 mA

Idle (sleeping) 30mA

Temperature Range:

-2.5 to 40 °C

Memory Capacity:

256 MB Expandable

Physical Dimensions

Length: 28.6 cm (11.25”)

(Excluding connectors):

Diameter: 8.9 cm (3.5”)

Weight:

1.75 kg (3.86 lb) (PVC Housing, Acetron End-caps)

1.96 kg (4.32 lb) (Aluminum Housing, Acetron End-caps)

Depth Rating:

60 meters (PVC Housing, Acetron End-caps)

750 meters (Aluminum Housing, Acetron End-caps)

Instrument Port Interface Specifications

Number of Ports:

5

Switched Instrument Supply Voltage:

Input Voltage to the STOR-X

Interface:

RS-232, RS-422 or 0 to 5 VDC analog

Baud rate:

User configurable

(300 to 57600 bps)

Connector Type:

6 Pin MC-BH-6F

Download/Programming Port Interface Specifications

Interface:

RS-232

USB@ 300kbs

Baud rate:

9600 bps to 115kbs

 

 

 

The list below includes (as applicable) the current product brochure, manual, and quick guide; software manual(s); and application notes.

Title Type Publication Date PDF File
STOR-X Datasheet Product Datasheet Friday, June 23, 2017 datasheet_storx.pdf
Alkaline Battery Packs Operation Manual Product Manual Thursday, June 22, 2017 Manual-AlkalineBatteryPack-RevE.pdf
STORXCom Manual Software Manual Wednesday, June 14, 2017 STORXCom-Manual-Rev-1.2.4.pdf

Satlantic STORXCom software makes it easy to manage your STOR-X data logger or LOBO observing system. Connect the logger to your computer via the supplied USB programming cable to enjoy these features:

Version 1.2.3 released September 13, 2013

STORXCom can be used with any STOR-X data logger having a serial number greater than 0130. To upgrade your older STOR-X to be compatible with STORXCom software, please contact Customer Support to arrange a return for standard servicing and checkup, which includes the required device upgrades.

STORXCom-1.2.4-b137-x86.exe for Windows 7/8/10

Is the StorX Clock set to Local Time or UTC Time ?

By default the clock of the StorX is set to UTC time rather than local time.
The StorX will add a UTC timestamp to each data frame that it collects.

The schedule.txt file on board the StorX is a daily schedule, and represents a 24 hour period (00:00 to 24:00). The schedule assumes that the StorX is set to UTC time. The StorX is set to use UTC time by default.
Note that this is especially important if you have a different instrument scheduling for day light hours versus nighttime.

You can check your StorX clock by connecting through the serial connection and using a serial terminal emulator such as hyper-terminal:

First, connect to the StorX serial port, to obtain a command prompt.

From the C:\  prompt, you can verify the StorX clock time by typing "clock get".
Verify that the date and time provided is correct in UTC time.

If the date and time requires updating, you will first have to use the "date" command to set the PicoDOS time to the correct time in UTC.
Once the PicoDOS time is set correctly, you can then enter a "clock set" command to send the PicoDOS time to the StorX clock.

Be sure to type "clock get" again to verify the time is now correct.
This should be done if the system is not used for some time or performed before a deployment.

Deploying STOR-X: What mode should I use for scheduled deployment?

STOR-X Scheduled mode autorun:

The STOR-X should be configured for “scheduled mode autorun” for extended deployments.
When “scheduled mode autorun” is enabled, STOR-X will automatically run the storxv2 program each time power is cycled.

If setting “scheduled mode autorun” from the PicoDOS prompt:

STOR-X “config” program includes:
Scheduled mode autorun option.

To set scheduled mode autorun :
Type “config” at the PicoDOS prompt. A menu system will appear.
Type “u” for user settings
Type “b” to enable scheduled mode autorun
Type “z” to return to previous menu
Type “x” to save settings and exit
Now STOR-X will run on schedule

 STOR-X provides pre-defined configurations and options for its Sea-Bird Scientific instruments. Third party instruments can be integrated by creating an instrument file that defines the expected telemetry format.

Alkaline Battery Packs

Reliable and user-friendly Alkaline Battery Packs are available in 102 Ah and 51 Ah capacities. The design of the internal battery compartment allows the user to easily change the D-Cell batteries with off-the-shelf replacements. The battery packs consist of an anodized aluminum pressure case, a D-cell battery compartment and a removable end-cap.

Battery Pack 13.5V/ 15V 51Ah Battery Pack Dimensions 13.5V/ 15V 102Ah/ 119Ah Battery Pack Dimensions
Overall diameter 4.47 inch (11.3 cm) 4.47 inch (11.3 cm)
Overall length 19.42 inch (49.3 cm) 31.42 inch (79.8 cm)

 

 

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(C, T, P)
Auxiliary Sensors Memory Power Communication Real-Time
Data
Comments
Internal External
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SBE 16 SeaCAT C-T (P) Recorder
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SBE 16plus-IM V2 SeaCAT C-T (P) Recorder C, T, P* 6 A/D; 1 RS-232 64 Mb   Inductive Modem Optional pump
SBE 16plus-IM SeaCAT C-T (P) Recorder
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SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD C, T, P 6 A/D; 
1 RS-232
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SBE 19 SeaCAT Profiler CTD
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SBE 37-SM MicroCAT C-T (P) Recorder C, T, P*   8 Mb RS-232 or -485  
SBE 37-SMP MicroCAT C-T (P) Recorder C, T, P*   8 Mb RS-232, RS-485, or SDI-12 Integral pump
SBE 37-SMP-IDO MicroCAT C-T-DO (P) Recorder C, T, P* Integrated DO 8 Mb RS-232 or -485 Integral pump; Replaced by SBE 37-SMP-ODO in 2014
SBE 37-SMP-ODO MicroCAT C-T-DO (P) Recorder C, T, P* Integrated Optical DO 8 Mb RS-232, RS-485, or SDI-12 Integral pump
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HydroCAT-EP
C-T-pH-(DO)-(P)-(Chl)-(NTU) Recorder
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SBE 37-IM MicroCAT C-T (P) Recorder C, T, P*   8 Mb   Inductive modem  
SBE 37-IMP MicroCAT C-T (P) Recorder C, T, P*   8 Mb   Inductive modem Integral pump
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SBE 37-SI MicroCAT C-T (P) Recorder C, T, P*   8 Mb   RS-232 or -485  
SBE 37-SIP MicroCAT C-T (P) Recorder C, T, P*   8 Mb   RS-232 or -485 Integral pump

SBE 37-SIP-IDO MicroCAT C-T-DO (P) Sensor

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SBE 39 Temperature (P) Recorder
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C = conductivity, T = temperature, P = pressure, DO = dissolved oxygen
* = optional
products are no longer in production. Follow the links above to the product page to retrieve manuals and application notes for these older products.